Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Racism of Mass Incarceration, Visualized: an Interview With Bruce Western - The Atlantic

Mass Incarceration, Visualized

Sep 11, 2015 | 13-part series 

Video by The Atlantic

In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event. "We've chosen the response of the deprivation of liberty for a historically aggrieved group, whose liberty in the United States was never firmly established to begin with," Western says. In The Atlantic's upcoming October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the impact of mass incarceration on the black family. You can read the full story on September 15, 2015.

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